Sudhakar Kesavan

Sudhakar serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM), one of the largest facilities management companies in the U.S. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., and he is Board Member Emeritus for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), an 1,100-member association for the technology community in Northern Virginia.

Sudhakar served as Chairman and CEO of ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), from 1999 to 2020. Under his leadership ICF grew rapidly to become one of the world’s largest specialty consulting firms specializing in four broad areas: energy and environment, health and social programs, disaster management, and digital transformation and technology services. The company has doubled its revenue every five years for the last 20 years. The company grew from $100 million in revenue and 550 employees in 1999 to $1.5 billion and 7,000 employees in 2020.

Sudhakar has been named a “Tech Titan” and “industry leader” by Washingtonian Magazine, and was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2009, he was named “Executive of the Year” by the U.S. Professional Services Council. Sudhakar also led the effort for ICF to become the first professional services firm in the world to go carbon neutral.

Sudhakar holds a Master of Science degree from the Technology and Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a postgraduate diploma in management (equivalent to a Master of Business Administration) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology degree (chemical engineering with distinction) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. IIT Kanpur awarded Sudhakar the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010.

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